1979 Mercury Capri drag racing

Mike Croke's 1979 Mercury Capri and Mike Byrd's 1986 Ford Mustang at Firebird Raceway, Phoenix, Arizona circa 2003.

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1986 Mercury 5.0 Capri - the other Foxbody (5.0 Mustang alternative)
For the guys that love 5.0 Mustangs but don't want to be part of the typical Mustang crowd, the 5.0-liter Mercury Capri is the alternative to the 5.0 Mustang.... the "other Foxbody" model. I absolutely love the 1986 model 5.0 Capri and this one is so badass. I love this car!!! Anyway, I ran across it one day and had my GoPro Hero in the car so I grabbed it and just had to share this awesome Foxbody Capri with you guys. This is a unique '80s V8 Ponycar for sure.... also, 1986 was the last 5.0 liter Mercury Capri model produced. With this car you can be cool and different at the same time, lol.... and I want one BAD!!! nedaCFilms / Mustang-Town 2014 with royalty free music produced by Matthew Huffaker (aka: TeknoAXE) ...for more Camaro-Mustang coverage check out www.Mustang-Town.com or www.V8ponycars.com and be sure to subscribe to the nedaCFilms / Mustang-Town YouTube channel.

Starting in 1979, the European Capri was replaced in the North American market by the "Fox" chassis Capri. Production of the European Capri continued for the European market until 1986. During this period, a version of the Ford Mustang was sold through Lincoln/Mercury dealers as the Mercury Capri, giving Mercury a pony car for the first time since the Mercury Cougar was upsized in 1974 to complement the Ford Thunderbird. The Capri was built on the Ford Fox platform, which was used for the Mustang from 1979 to 1993 with a design change in 1994. It was the only Mercury Capri generation with a V8 engine. The Fox-based Mercury Capri was fairly unchanged throughout its entire run. It maintained its squared-off front fascia and grille, and distinctive flared fenders. The only major iteration happened in 1983 with the addition of a racing-inspired hatchback with a compound rear window (also known as the "bubble back"), a new rear bumper and taillights. In 1984, the high performance Capri RS received a front air dam which continued until 1986. The drivetrain and interior options closely matched that of the Mustang year for year. There are differences but they are generally minor. Special editions: 1981--83 Black Magic - Black cars with gold striping, gold metric TRX wheels and a gold cat's head on each side of the front valance. The interior received special black seats with gold inserts. The 1983 model is extremely rare and the only Black Magic to receive the compound rear window. 1981--82 White Lightning aka White Magic - This was actually the "Black Magic" version but it was allowed to be ordered in white. Dealers coined the "White Lightning" phrase from a magazine ad that Mercury ran. Mercury never used the term directly. In 1981 there were 575 "White Magic" models produced, but the rarer year was 1982 of which only 348 "White Magic" models were manufactured. 1983 Crimson Cat - Red with gold striping and Cougar XR-7 TRX wheels set this car apart. Much like the Black Magic, the Crimson Cat received custom black seats with red inserts. Only 805 Crimson Cats were made. 1984 Charcoal turbo RS - A Capri RS turbo that was only available in Charcoal upper / Silver lower exterior paint with Light Grey striped rub mouldings, Garret 60 trim turbocharger, enhanced multiport EFI 4-cylinder engine, Michelin TRX package, 5.0 HO Sway bars, 3.45:1 limited slip rear axle, hood scoop, and orange and red lettering and striping. Sun and T Top roof were optional. 1984--86 ASC McLaren Coupes and Convertibles - ASC (American Sunroof Corporation, now known as American Specialty Cars) converted Capris into convertibles and enhanced standard hatchbacks which they renamed "Coupes". The Coupes were tuned and enhanced with a number of suspension and visual upgrades including striping, a built-in radar detector, ground effects, Hella fog lights, headlight and taillight covers and honey comb wheels imported from Campagnolo in Italy. 1984 Coupes (25 produced) were all painted midnight blue. 1985-1986 Coupes (150 produced in 1985) were either painted blue or white. In 1986 (115 made), the last year for the Coupes, customers had an even larger choice of colors, including Smoke Charcoal Grey & Raven Black, joining the Oxford White and Midnight Blue, as well as Silver Metallic. http://www.ascmclaren.com/capripics.htm Coupes were equipped with the Ford Motorsport B303 camshaft,[citation needed] creating significantly more power than the rated 200 bhp (149 kW)/210 bhp (157 kW) of the standard 5.0 motors. Additionally, all coupes were shod with BF Goodrich Comp T/A radials. The 225/50/15 low profile size of these tires (as opposed to the standard 5.0L Capri's 225/60/15) raised the ASC/McLaren Coupe's effective gear ratio from 3.08:1 to approximately 3.35:1. These were the quickest cars produced by Ford in 1985 & 1986 with zero to sixty times well under six seconds and quarter mile times in the mid-13 second range. The convertibles were a far more involved project. This required the redesigning of the car's unit construction and the fabrication of a replacement rear deck lid, floor reinforcements, quarter panel caps, tonneau cover and a windshield that was raked back an extra 10 degrees. They received a manual convertible top that took up residence in the area once designated for the rear seats. The ASC McLaren convertibles use a smaller top than the Mustang convertible that is unique to that car, as are the seals, weatherstripping, windshield moldings, etc. 1985 Mercury Motorsport Capri - Grand Prix IV Pace Car - 30 were built in 1985 as pace cars replicas to commemorate the fourth year of the Detroit Grand Prix. These were also modified by ASC McLaren for Mercury and are highly sought after for their racing heritage. Over two-thirds are accounted for.

1972 Ford Mercury Capri GT 2000 for Sale
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1972-mercury-capri-gt/ to see this cool classic 1972 Mercury Capri GT for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma California. This is a great car for vintage racing or rallies. This Mercury Capri is truly one of a kind and you'd be hard pressed to ever find a better example. This car has never seen any accidents or rust. It was given a 3000 GT appearance upgrade by the first owner. Just completed new exterior paint of the factory color and is clean inside and out, in the trunk and jambs, and under the hood. Has a new headliner, newly upholstered seating, new tachometer and nice chrome and emblems. Still has the rare German plate that were sent with all of these cars to the US. Visit the link above for full details and to see the many photos of this classic Capri - then give me a call with your best offer: Donn Dabney 707-332-8331 Thanks for watching our Capri GT test drive and walk around video - please leave a nice big thumbs up and a like on this mighty cool sports car! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leftcoastclassics Google+: https://plus.google.com/115639340856344439203 Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHqFpphosb8

Ford Mustang 1979 V8 302ci Hatchback
Ford Mustang 1979 V8 302ci Hatchback. Mercury Capri tail lights. Highly upgraded engine for drag racing. Purchased in 2007. The car is in Europe (France). Loud and smelly, that's how we like it.